I have criss crossed this country visiting 49 of the 50 states. The only state missed is Hiawii, but as I was saying, I have driven across the country by plane, by VW Camper bus, a Saturn SC2 and in my parents station wagon, but so far, I have never crossed the country on a Harley Davidson. I have driven an equivelant number of miles across AK on a BMW, but still not the same thing. I have bought a big girl jacket. It weighs as much as I do, I think. I have taken the lining out, so that helps a bit. It is all weather proof, with vents in the front and back and the sleeves. It is gortex so I can literally roll across an interstate at 70 mph and not loose a piece of skin. I might only be a bag of broken bones if that were to happen, but I would not be covered in road rash. It is made to ride from the heat to the very cold. It says Harley Davidson on it, and it might be the most expensive jacket I have ever bought. Shoot, even at almost 50% it was still by far the most expensive coat I have ever bought myself, it might be as expensive as all the jackets I have bought myself in the past 5 years. But it is so cool. And all I will have to do to remember this trip is to slip that monster Big Girl Jacket on.
We leave tomorrow and will be back in time for me to spend a week with Vicki and Nancy on St. George. I have such an amazingly life. Anyway, VIcki and Nancy sent us a troll doll to take on the trip with us. He was a simply troll, blue hair, a football in his right hand, and a pair of white sports pants with a red stripe. We worked with him to get him ready for the trip. Here are a few pictures of the troll, now known as The Troll, Skulman:
|With his "colors" on, not really, it is a group of Veterans|
|Skulman standing with the Sangria Bandit Veterans Riders Group from Europe.|
|On the bike ready to go|
|In his rain suit|
I have also put a couple of stickers on my new helmet:
|There is also a peace sign on the back and on the visor|
I will try and post on the road as we go along and attach photos of Skulman as he flies across the country on a big red Harley. Life is wonderful.
Oh yes it is!!!